Teacher Perspectives: Lori Mueller | Jeff Ryan | Paul Rykken |
Other Views: J P Leary | Aaron Bird Bear
About J P Leary
J P Leary (Cherokee/Delaware) serves as Assistant Professor of Humanistic Studies-First Nations Studies and a faculty member with the Education Center for First Nations Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. From 1996 until 2011, he served as the American Indian Studies Consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies (concentrations in history of education and policy analysis) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His dissertation, “The Tangled Roots of Act 31: American Indians and Curriculum Policy in Wisconsin,” examines Act 31 as an outcome of past curriculum policy decisions at the national, state, and local level that limited opportunities to learn about American Indian history, culture, and tribal sovereignty.
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Act 31 on the UW Campus
The Act's greatest impact on programs at the University of Wisconsin, is that each teacher seeking a license from the state must have instruction in American Indian history, culture and tribal sovereignty, Meeting the requirement of Act 31 is more than an obligation for certification; it represents our university’s commitment to serve our diverse communities and the American Indian tribes and bands who reside within its borders. The Act 31 Coordinator connects with various partners in the School of Education and across the State of Wisconsin to develop the Act 31 implementation plan for the School of Education.